2021/2022

Sunday 10th April 2022 at 4pm

St Michael and All Angels, Beckenham

Mahler Blumine
Berg Seven Early Songs
Brahms Symphony No. 3

Conductor: David Smith
Soloist: Jessica Gillingwater (mezzo-soprano)


Sunday 24th October 2021 at 4pm

St Michael and All Angels, Beckenham

Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Dvořák Cello Concerto

Conductor: David Smith

With soloist Yoanna Prodanova


Yoanna Prodanova is originally from Varna, Bulgaria and currently based in London, she is performing internationally and enjoying a busy schedule both as a solo cellist and a chamber musician. Her recent concerto performances include Haydn C major with the RAM Chamber Orchestra led by the Doric String Quartet, Elgar with the Amati Orchestra and Dvorak with the Surrey Philharmonic.
 
Yoanna’s debut solo recording which includes works by Janacek, Fauré and Chopin for Linn Records came out in 2020. She has also recorded the Brahms clarinet trio for Orchid Records with pianist Somi Kim and clarinettist Joseph Shiner. After having studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal, Yoanna obtained her Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2019 she graduated from the prestigious Advanced Diploma course at the Royal Academy of Music where she was a Bicentenary Scholar. A passionate chamber musician, Yoanna regularly performs with pianist Mihai Ritivoiu. The duo are currently Tunnell Trust artists. She is also the cellist of the Barbican String Quartet, winners of the 2019 Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition and 2020 Young Artists in Residence in St John Smith’s Square. The quartet made their Wigmore Hall debut in 2017 thanks to the Maisie Lewis Award.